Car­a­van or trail­ers

Central and North Burnett Times - - DRIVER SAFETY AWARENESS 2012 -

• En­sure all planned main­te­nance is up to date be­fore set­ting off – par­tic­u­larly tyre con­di­tion, tyre pres­sures, wheel bear­ings and lights • Check the cou­pling for con­di­tion and op­er­a­tion, don’t for­get the safety chain and wiring socket • Load the trailer or car­a­van evenly and within its weight lim­its (in­clud­ing the tow­ing ve­hi­cle’s tow­ing weight limit and tow-ball load) • Se­curely tie down any trailer load and

pe­ri­od­i­cally check it for move­ment • Make sure the spare tyre is in­flated and

in good or­der • Al­low ex­tra time for trav­el­ling and pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties where pos­si­ble for faster trav­el­ling ve­hi­cles to safely over­take

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.